Oprah for pres­i­dent:

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Scores of stars at­tend­ing the Golden Globes awards cer­e­mony last Sun­day dressed in black to show their sup­port for Hol­ly­wood’s Time’s Up cam­paign to fight sex­ual ha­rass­ment in the work­place. Many also brought rights ac­tivists as their guests, and re­ferred to the cam­paign on the red car­pet and in their speeches. Oprah Win­frey’s pow­er­ful speech, which stressed the ha­rass­ment en­dured by women across the so­cial strata and looked for­ward to a day when “no­body ever has to say ‘me too’ again”, reignited calls for her to run for the pres­i­dency in 2020. “For too long, women have not been heard or be­lieved if they dared to speak their truth to the power of those [abu­sive] men,” she said. “But their time is up!”

Days later, Pres­i­dent Trump said he could beat Oprah (pic­tured) in 2020, while com­men­ta­tors de­bated the mer­its of hav­ing an­other bil­lion­aire TV star with no prior po­lit­i­cal ex­pe­ri­ence in the White House. “Have we learnt noth­ing” asked the LA Times. Sources close to Win­frey said that she was “in­trigued” by the pos­si­bil­ity of seek­ing the Demo­crat nom­i­na­tion, but that she was not ac­tively con­sid­er­ing it.

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